10/24/2020 10:54 PM
Updated 10/24/2020 10:57 PM
The Samsung group, the largest business conglomerate in South Korea, announced the death at the age of 78 of its president, Lee Kun-hee, the richest man in the country who had been admitted to a Seoul hospital since 2014 due to a heart attack. left incapacitated.
Samsung said in a statement that Lee "passed away on October 25 accompanied by his family, including vice president (of the group) Jay Y. Lee," known as Lee Jae-yong and that, as
heir to the empire
led by his father, he has He has been in charge of the conglomerate since his father was bedridden more than six years ago.
Lee Kun-hee, the third
son of Samsung founder
Lee Byung-chul, was South Korea's biggest fortune with a net estimated at more than $ 20 billion (about € 16.86 billion), according to Forbes, and he was the man that turned the conglomerate into a multinational entity with the technology giant Samsung Electronics at the helm.